Drug and Alcohol Medical Detox

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Every individual experiences addiction treatment program differently, and these differences truly make the drug rehab experience unique.

Bright Future Recovery’s goal is to create a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment during drug detox helps minimize the impact of long term detox withdrawals and its associated symptoms. To align with this approach, our medical detox center sits on a gorgeous acre in Northern California, surrounded by green hills. Having a home-like environment during drug detox is crucial for healing the mind, body and spirit. Statistics have shown that people who receive medical treatment in a residential-like house setting heal faster.

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What Is Medical Detox?

Medical detox is the very first step of the recovery process for those who face drug and alcohol addiction. The detox process involves allowing the body to rid itself of toxins that have built up as a result of substance abuse. During this process, clients experience withdrawal symptoms, which consist of physical and psychological reactions due to the cessation of substance use. 

Why Medical Detox Treatment Is Important

Medical detox programs are an important part of the addiction recovery process for many people. Detox programs are the first step in a rehabilitation program and are essential to the success of alcohol and drug recovery. Those who take part in medically assisted detox programs often have an easier time with their recovery and more success in their prolonged sobriety.

Those struggling with chemical dependency fare better when receiving the benefits of a professional California rehab tailored to their needs. While larger, institutionalized facilities risk missing the nuances that make detoxing personal, Bright Future Recovery offers specialized medical detox program to ensure a truly individual and comprehensive detox.

Process of Medical Detox Centers

The specifics of each detox process depend largely on the detox program and the needs of each client. Most California medical detox programs are split into three different steps: evaluation, stabilization, and preparation. 

Evaluation

The evaluation process is designed to help health professionals develop a personalized treatment plan for clients going through the detoxification process. A physician will determine the proper medical treatment plan for a particular client, often by utilizing a physical exam, blood tests, and an evaluation of any other medical conditions present. A therapist may have clients complete a questionnaire to determine their psychological state and screen for any potential co-occurring mental health disorders, as well as to inquire as to the client’s support system.

Stabilization

After the evaluation phase of medical detox comes the stabilization stage. During stabilization, clients cease the consumption of addictive substances like drugs and alcohol while being closely monitored by health professionals. At times, physicians overseeing the detox process may find it necessary to administer medications that work to ease withdrawal symptoms. The stabilization process varies in length, typically lasting between one to three weeks.

Preparation

The last step of the detox process is the preparation stage. While medical detox addresses the physical symptoms of withdrawal, the psychological symptoms of recovery continue to be a challenge for clients even after illicit substances are no longer present in the body. The preparation stage helps clients ready themselves for treatment programs such as inpatient treatment, outpatient drug rehab treatment, 12-step programs, and other long-term rehabilitation solutions.

Medical detox may be accompanied by individual and group therapies, which continue throughout the recovery process and help prevent relapses.

How Long Does Drug Detox Treatment Take in California?

 The length of medical detox programs varies depending on client needs. After the completion of a medical detox program, clients move on to either inpatient or outpatient recovery programs which address their behavioral health and assist in learning coping skills and avoiding triggers to prevent relapses down the line.

In general, most individuals receive treatment at our detox centers for 7 to 10 days, though some warrant longer stays. Regardless of how long your stay is, we are confident you will find our beautiful home and breathtaking property a soothing component of the alcohol or drug detox process. Removal from the stresses of everyday life while surrounded by the beauty of nature amongst the Northern California countryside has proven beneficial for many.

Withdrawal Symptoms of Detox

Symptoms of withdrawal from some substances can be life-threatening, which necessitates the use of medical detox programs. While in a medical detox centers, clients are supervised by health professionals who may utilize medications and other techniques meant to reduce withdrawal symptoms.

Depending on the drug addiction, individuals may experience the following detox withdrawal symptoms:

  • Delirium tremens
  • Shakiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness, and more

Withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person, depending on a number of factors, including:

  • Type of substance being abused
  • Length of substance abuse 
  • Frequency of use 
  • Gender, height, weight, and other physical features
  • Medical history 
  • Co-occurring disorders 

How to Pay for Rehab in California?

One of the easiest ways to cover the cost of a medical detox program in California is by utilizing your health insurance coverage. Medical detox is covered by many insurance programs. Contacting your insurance directly is a great way to find out exactly what type of rehabilitation programs are covered under your particular insurance plan and can provide you with direction when looking for the right program for your needs.  

Final Thoughts about Medical Detox Programs

Medical detox programs are a great first step when it comes to substance abuse treatment. Proper California’s detox helps clients start off their rehabilitation journey on the right foot, with a clear head and in better health. Medically assisted detox can be incredibly beneficial for the success of most clients when it comes to early sobriety. 

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Life After Detox Treatment at Our Detox Center

Once the physical and emotional effects of drug detox have subsided, it is time to begin the road to recovery. First, however, it is essential to address which unique emotional and behavioral aspects contributed to the development of your addiction.

Before beginning other treatment, our trained staff will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your overall health, which may have changed during your recent detox residential long term experience. In addition, we will perform a personalized assessment of any familial or environmental components to your addiction. The information gathered will provide valuable insights into your treatment program moving forward.

Further, it is common for individuals suffering with addiction to experience coexisting conditions such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Our professional addiction rehab staff has experience in treating these kinds of coexisting disorders alongside alcohol or drug treatment to ensure that we identify and manage all parts of your emotional and psychological well-being. We will work diligently to craft a treatment program that addresses your unique needs.`

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Frequently Asked Questions

When a person abstains from consuming a drug of choice or alcohol in an attempt to rid their body completely of that substance, this is the process of detox.

A drug detox refers to a procedure in which the client tapers off the drug or alcohol addicted to until it is no longer in the system.

Substance abuse not only alters the mind of a person but also leads to a physical tolerance that can be dangerous if not monitored and handled correctly. Our recovery prep program offers clients a warm, comfortable setting to get through alcohol and drug detox safely. 

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The need for medical detox is determined on a case-by-case basis when entering into a rehabilitation program. However, most clients will need some type of assistance through the detox process. Those with less severe substance abuse issues may be able to take part in outpatient detox programs. However, clients with severe addiction issues need to attend inpatient detox programs, where medical intervention is available on a consistent basis. 

Medically assisted detox is highly recommended for those dealing with the abuse of substances such as: 

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription stimulants like Adderall 
  • Non-prescription stimulants such as methamphetamine or cocaine 
  • Opioids like heroin, oxycodone, and hydrocodone
  • Benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Valium, and Xanax
  • Synthetic drugs including bath salts, Spice, and K2

Withdrawal symptoms from certain substances are life-threatening, and detoxification should not be attempted without the assistance of a medical professional. Allowing the body to rid itself of toxins helps clients start their rehabilitation journey with a clear mind and healthier body, aiding in the recovery process. 

Physical withdrawals of drugs and/or alcohol can be overwhelming and very uncomfortable for the addict. These symptoms differ depending on the substance, and have the potential to be lethal if not properly supervised by addiction professionals.

Bright Recovery Future will take all measures possible to ensure that any pain experienced will be as minimal as possible, and will discuss with you any recommended pain management techniques to help.

We usually try to limit family contact during the detox process and let the clients take this time to themselves. That being said, we can update families on their loved ones’ progress during the detox stage. After detox, clients will have more opportunities to communicate and interact with their families.

Make note that we almost always solicit the family’s input prior to starting treatment with a new client – to help us customize his or her recovery plan. We see addiction recovery as a family-wide process, so their involvement is paramount.

The cost of any rehabilitation services is likely to vary greatly from program to program. The best way to determine the cost of a medical detox program is to contact the detox center directly and ask. Detox programs typically do their best to be cost-effective for all clients, even those without insurance. 

Paying for Medical Detox with Insurance

One of the easiest ways to cover the cost of a medical detox program is by utilizing your health insurance coverage. Medical detox is covered by many insurance programs. Contacting your insurance directly is a great way to find out exactly what type of rehabilitation programs are covered under your particular insurance plan and can provide you with direction when looking for the right program for your needs.  

Covering Medical Detox Programs Without Insurance

Those who lack insurance can also take advantage of medical detox programs. Finding the funds to cover your medical detox may seem intimidating, but many programs are willing to work with their clients and provide payment plans to those who are covering services out of pocket. Another great asset to consider when determining how to pay for treatment is your external support system. Friends and family are often willing to provide help when it comes to receiving much-needed treatment for substance abuse issues.

We have a 7 to 10 day detox program. Medications are given on a taper system, and dosage is determined by a licensed physician. The length of detox is determined upon by appointment.

Medications that may be given include:

  • Methadone – Strictly used to detox heavy methadone use. The dose is slowly decreased until the client no longer needs the medication.
  • Hydroxyzine – Helps reduce anxiety symptoms.
  • Subutex – Used to reduce anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, yawning and cramping.
  • Ambien – Short-term use to aid with sleep during detox.

We also encourage taking Epsom salt baths to help aid in muscle relaxation. Melatonin and valerian root may be given to help the client sleep.

We usually try to limit family contact during the detox process and let the clients take this time to themselves. That being said, we can update families on their loved ones’ progress during the detox stage. After detox, clients will have more opportunities to communicate and interact with their families.

Make note that we almost always solicit the family’s input prior to starting treatment with a new client – to help us customize his or her recovery plan. We see addiction recovery as a family-wide process, so their involvement is paramount.

We are partnered with a licensed doctor who can prescribe medication, if needed, to help allay the discomfort of withdrawal and to help the client come off drugs safely. We also have a registered nurse and other medical experts on staff to help with the other areas of care needed during the detox period.

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Covid-19 Update
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As leaders in behavioral healthcare, Bright Future Recovery is taking every measure to protect our staff and patients.  All of our treatment programs will continue to remain open, but we will adjust our programming based on the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local authorities, and the Joint Commission to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff, and our community. 

Thank you for your cooperation and for understanding. If you have any questions or need assistance with our program, please contact us for more information.